SBC Twyford Summer School
Ages 8 -12
Join us for an action-packed summer of English and activities at the beautiful Twyford School. This rural prep-school provides the perfect environment for our youngest students. Combine English language, activities, and immersion with local English children for a summer your child will never forget!
Explore English and make friends from the UK and around the world. Our summer camp for 8 – 12-year-olds is designed to support children to learn English in a safe and fun environment.
With outstanding views of the South Downs and plenty of space for children to enjoy, Twyford School has a welcoming atmosphere making it an ideal place for children to make new friends and get involved in a wide variety of different activities. With its traditional buildings and rural village setting, Twyford school evokes a nurturing atmosphere which feels safe and inspiring for children.
Situated just an hour southwest of London and close to the historic city of Winchester, Twyford sits within 22 acres of beautiful countryside. As well as an unmistakable sense of prestige and tradition from its older buildings, Twyford School boasts modern teaching facilities where students can learn through our experiential learning approach.
Children at Twyford will enjoy an action-packed activity programme. For everything from basketball to football, Twyford has 6 impressive sports pitches including an astroturf pitch, as well as an adventure playground. For art and design, children have everything they could possibly need to explore their creativity, with spacious purpose-built studios where our young artists can pursue their creative interests and artistic ideas. Children will also have the opportunity to join local British children in a number of activities throughout the week. Highlights include Zorbing, Combat Archery and Pedal Karts. In the evening, all children join our special events including Secret Cinema, Staff Safari and Silly Olympics.
At the weekend our students will go on two full-day excursions to local attractions. Students are always accompanied by our staff throughout the day, and will facilitate guided tours, access to attractions, and the opportunity for children to buy souvenirs to bring home.
In an SBC classroom, we go above and beyond the curriculum by adopting an experiential learning approach through project work and play. Our students are challenged to use and showcase new skills in a supportive and nurturing environment. With smaller classes and a more relaxed teaching atmosphere than more traditional schools, we provide an environment where busy students can enjoy an inspiring change of scenery and experience creative teaching and learning methods.
By creating real possibilities for skill development like critical thinking, leadership, communication and teamwork, we bring theory into practice and help students to engage in ways that might not always be possible in classes back home. At SBC, each student is actively encouraged to take the initiative, think critically and to work alongside others to solve problems. These strong skillsets undoubtedly support our students for years to come. This is all managed under the guidance of our dynamic and qualified teachers.
Our acclaimed Time to Shine projects are a highlight of the students’ academic programme. Here, classes work in groups to create a unique project over the course of the week before sharing their findings to the entire summer school at our special Time to Shine event.
During this unique project, skills like leadership, self-confidence, public speaking and team work are constructively developed. Our academic curriculum is built around student autonomy, which allows students to communicate their own ideas, solutions to problems and to share their view of the world.
We are certain that you will want to tell your friends, family, and teachers back home about your academic achievements at Twyford, so all students receive a certificate of course completion alongside a report. This is received at a celebration ceremony held in the final days of summer school, showing all you accomplished in class, as well as some helpful suggestions to guide you in the right direction for future success.
SBC has helped me improve my English whilst having fun. That’s why I’m coming back for the third time in a row!
Our students’ safety and wellbeing is our number one priority. With comprehensive Safeguarding and Child Protection Policies and procedures in place which all our employees, volunteers, and contractors are expected to follow. Our committed and trained staff are available to support students around-the-clock to ensure that they feel safe during their time with us. We provide the highest standards of care in giving our students the best support possible.
Twyford School have recently finished refurbishment work on Orchard Close, their new boarding facility adjacent to the school premises. Set across 2.36 acres, Orchard Close delivers a ‘state of the art’ modern boarding facility. Boys and Girls reside in separate areas of accommodation and on-site staff ensure that there is 24-hour support available to all students should they need it. The accommodation and facilities are cleaned throughout our students’ stay and a laundry service is provided once per week.
|Start Date||End Date||Duration||Price|
|Monday 16th July 2023||Monday 29th July 2023||2 Weeks||£3,200|
|Monday 30th July 2023||Monday 12th August 2023||2 Weeks||£3,200|
In the village of Twyford which is three miles outside of the historical city of Winchester.
To get to Twyford by train, the closest station is Shawford (20 mins walk). You can travel by direct train from London Waterloo (1hr 10 mins approximately) or by changing at Winchester station. If travelling by car, the postcode to enter in your satnav is SO21 1NW, then follow signs for Twyford School.
To secure your place at Twyford Summer School, click on the ‘make a booking’ tab in the top right-hand corner of our home page and complete the ‘Make a Booking’ form.
Your dedicated Admissions Manager will then be in touch via your preferred method of contact to confirm any outstanding details. This will be the perfect chance to ask any questions before a deposit is paid. Once your details are confirmed, you will be sent a booking confirmation email, which serves as formal confirmation of your child’s place for Twyford Summer School.
A booking confirmation containing an invoice and the flywire payment link is sent by your admissions manager.
The fee includes all accommodation, meals*, lessons, academic materials, general sports, social activities and events, all standard excursions including admission costs, Wi-Fi, weekly laundry services, graduation certificate, academic progress report and travel insurance. Airport transfers from/to London Heathrow Airport on Start/End Dates start from £100.00 each way.
*We will endeavour to meet all dietary requirements, e.g. vegetarian, vegan, Halal etc.
It is only possible to join SBC at Twyford School for two weeks. We feel that this is the perfect length of stay for young children.
Within 14 days of the Confirmation date (the “Cancellation Period”), you have the right to cancel your reservation without giving a reason.
Any cancellations must be communicated to us in writing and become effective as of the day the notice is received. If a cancellation is made more than 30 days before the arrival date, all course fees paid—less the deposit—will be refunded.
The quickest and most convenient way to find out whether you need a Visa is to check via this link here.
Citizens of The EU, EEA and Switzerland can travel to the UK for holidays or short trips without requiring a visa. This currently applies, after Brexit.
For those who do need a visa, you will need to submit an application for a standard visitor visa.
The processing of applications can take up to 20 working days (or 3–4 weeks), depending on the nation. It is suggested that you start the application procedure as soon as possible. Once the visa has been secured, please provide us a scanned copy of the student’s passport as well as the visa. If a copy of the visa is not received by SBC International 4 weeks before to the course arrival date, SBC International reserves the right to cancel a booking.
Please contact your local embassy if you have any questions about the application procedure as they should be able to provide you with the information and guidance you need.
Yes, you can contact your Admissions Manager if you need to change anything about your reservation.
At the end of the program all students receive a certificate of completion from their Director of Studies at their celebration ceremony at the end of the programme.
At Twyford Summer School we have classes to suit all levels of English from beginners to B2 level and higher.
Before the summer, an online test is sent for students to complete. We will use the results to confirm if the course is right for them. In the event that a student does not meet the required level on the test, we will conduct an academic consultation to assess the next best step.
Throughout the summer at Twyford, we have a very high staff-to-student ratio. We have a Welfare Manager who oversees the students’ welfare and safety, as well as any pastoral concerns. Additionally, we have House Parents who are in charge of supporting our students throughout their summer school day and who should be contacted if any of the students ever felt upset or in need of extra support. Along with these staff members, all employees receive child safeguarding training prior to the summer. Each site has a number of designated first aiders. Additionally, Twyford has a dedicated Admissions Manager who will serve as the primary point of contact for families with questions or concerns.